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Aug 28, 2019 Right Reverend Monsignor O’Riordan, D.D.
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There is much folklore about this great saint.   Yet, he is not about the wearing of the green and shamrocks.   He is about the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls.   Saint Patrick single handedly converted an entire nation to Catholicism.   The author wants us to know Saint Patrick by considering “his life in a few passages…selected from his ‘ Confessions . ’”   What a wonderful opportunity to access Saint Patrick’s thoughts and is insight.   Saint Patrick’s...
Topics: Saint Patrick, Ireland, Trinity, The Holy Trinity, “Confessions”, Bishop, Faith
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Aug 28, 2019 A Vincentian Father
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This booklet responds to the damage caused by living in a Godless society.   It provides solutions for every family to help them get in front of the evil epidemic permeating the world today.   The author says, “Back to the Home!” must be our slogan.   He then offers us the home of The Holy Family as our primary example.   He gives us excellent guidance regarding the duties of parents, children, husbands and wives, parents towards children, and siblings towards each other.   Finally,...
Topics: Home, Catholic living, Holy Family, father, mother, parents, marriage, siblings
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Jul 8, 2019 Charlotte Kelly
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Eve Feneglio (Lavalliere) lost both parents to violence when she was 7 years old.   When she was 35 years old, she began a 16-year run of constant triumphs.   “She was the acknowledged queen of the light-comedy stage and all Paris was at her feet.”   She had anything anyone could possibly want in the way of material thing and worldly ways.   After adult Eve came again in contact with God, she slowly realized that He was more important to her than anything else.   Once she went back to...
Topics: Convert, Conversion, Paris, Carmel, Actress, Actor, Stage, Vanity, sacrifice, Grace
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Jul 8, 2019 Karl G. Schmude
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Arnold Lunn is the inventor of skiing’s modern downhill slalom race. Also a prolific author, he published many books and written debates. In one debate with Monsignor Ronald Knox, he offered every objection he could imagine regarding Roman Catholicism. Responses from Monsignor Knox to Lunn’s objections and Lunn’s further detailed investigation into Catholic theology and apologetics ultimately ended with Lunn’s conversion to Catholicism. Later, he entered into a similar discussion with...
Topics: Conversion, Apologetics, Agnostic, Oxford, Skiing, Slalom, Peter Lunn, Newman, Manning, Tyrrell,...
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Jul 8, 2019 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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Father Lord provides detailed answers to many often-asked questions.   Subjects of these discussions include Young People Today, Dating, Drinking, Birth Control, Vocations, Going Steady, Free Masons, Eastern Star, Conversion, Prayer, and the Heroic Act.  
Topics: Kissing, Going Steady, Drinking, Danger, Evil, Birth Control, Sex, Vocations, Seminary, Convent,...
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Jun 10, 2019 Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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Although it is nice to begin this novena on the Feast of the Ascension, it may be prayed at anytime during the Liturgical Year. As Saint Alphonsus Liguori says in his introduction to this booklet, “The Novena of the Holy Spirit is the chief of all novenas because it was the first that was ever celebrated.   The Apostles and Our Blessed Mother celebrated this novena in the upper room.”   We are incredibly blessed to be able to pray the same novena as the Apostles and Our Blessed Mother....
Topics: Pentecost, Novena, Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost
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May 28, 2019 Unknown
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Foundress of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Sister Mary Euphrasia was so filled with the Holy Spirit that little ever dissuaded her from her mission to save souls.   She also founded the Magdalens, a community within the shelter of the mother order.   Its purpose was to encourage virtuous and penitential lives for young women who were not eligible to join the order but who were prepared to offer their lives in service to God.   The Magdalens was founded to help women suffering from...
Topics: Saint, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, sacrifice, Generalte
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May 28, 2019 Father Stanislaus M. Hogan, O.P.
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Father Hogan introduces us to Father Lacordaire by saying, “Wherever we follow Lacordaire, we find greatness—in his private life, in his public life—as a layman, a priest, a religious, an apologist.   There was nothing small in his character, nothing unworthy, although his sensitiveness…not infrequently led smaller men to misunderstand the greatness of his soul and to, consequently, minimize it.”   Lacordaire inspired reestablishment of many orders in post-Revolutionary France.  ...
Topics: Saint, Dominican, Priest, French Revolution, Orator, Preacher, Notre Dame, Order of Preachers
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May 10, 2019 Saint Francis de Sales
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This guide to good and evil friendships was written by Saint Francis de Sales. It provides excellent advice to differentiate true friendship from false friendship. It explains frivolous or superficial qualities that some people might think are good to have. This guidance is important to young people who should be warned lest they fall victim to the misdirected guidance of their more worldly peers.  
Topics: Friendship, Love, Flirtations, Dating, Illusions, Communication, Vanity, Virtue
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May 10, 2019 Saint John Bosco
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From blustering, stormy-tempered, street urchin to saint?   Is this possible?   Yes!   Especially with guidance from a man who was an especially gifted and thoughtful teacher and a compassionate confessor.   This e-booklet tells the touching story of Mickey Magone’s conversion as seen from Saint John Bosco’s perspective.   Mickey Magone was one of three students that Saint John Bosco considered to be saint s . Besides Mickey, another student was Saint Dominic Savio and the other is...
Topics: Saint, Salesian, conversion, kindness, compassion, Saint John Bosco, confession
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Apr 5, 2019 Frank Duff
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As Envoy of the Legion of Mary, Edel Quinn was sent to Africa to establish the Legion.   Inherently unselfish, she was also stalwart, determined, and exceedingly successful—to the point of losing her health and, ultimately, her life in the effort.   Near the end of this booklet, the author says if we read, “Edel Quinn, Envoy of the Legion of Mary to Africa, a Heroine of the Apostate,” by Leon Joseph Suenens, we will “rise up from the reading of it with thoughts that will not fade.  ...
Topics: Venerable, Legion of Mary, Vocation, Missionary, Ireland, Africa, Wales, Saint Maurice, Envoy
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Apr 5, 2019 Philip Rooney
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Seeing the need to preach to the poor in a language or dialect that they understood, Father Eugene de Mazenod succeeded where many others before him had failed.   This born orator’s Divine mission in life was to bring the Gospel to the poorest of the poor. His life is a story of sacrifice and love.   "To love the Church," he said, "is to love Jesus Christ, and vice versa. Our mission is to proclaim the kingdom of God and seek it before all else."
Topics: Saint, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Priest, Bishop, Missionary, Eugene de Mazenod
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Apr 5, 2019 Philip Rooney
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Seeing the need to preach to the poor in a language or dialect that they understood, Father Eugene de Mazenod succeeded where many others before him had failed.   This born orator’s Divine mission in life was to bring the Gospel to the poorest of the poor. His life is a story of sacrifice and love.   "To love the Church," he said, "is to love Jesus Christ, and vice versa. Our mission is to proclaim the kingdom of God and seek it before all else."
Topics: Saint, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Priest, Bishop, Missionary, Eugene de Mazenod
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Feb 15, 2019 Reverend Marius McAuliffe, O.F.M.
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John Green Hanning was born in Kentucky in the United States in 1849.   His life ended fifty-nine years later as Brother Joachim, a Trappist Monk.   The story of his life between those dates is incredible.   After a thoughtless act of vengeance at 18, John spent the next 15 plus years of his life alone.   Read about the wondrous grace of God and how it can turn a person around – even when that person seems destined to go in a different direction.  
Topics: Trappist, Hanning, Kentucky, Remorse, Cowboy, Prodigal, Contemplative Order, Brother Mary Joachim,...
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Feb 14, 2019 Father Martin J. Scott, S.J.
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Father Scott uses a question and answer format to present direct and definite proof of the truth of the Gospels.   As he states, “The Gospels were written in the first century, within the lifetime of those who were witnesses of the facts therein recorded.   The Jews did not deny the Gospel facts, although it would have been the most effective means of discrediting Christianity.   No fact of the Gospel w as ever called into question by those who lived at the time of its occurrence.”   He...
Topics: Saint, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Evangelists, Gospels
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Feb 14, 2019 Cardinal Désiré-Joseph Mercier
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Cardinal Mercier is not cautious around sinners.   He explains the requirements and does not let anyone off the hook.   This astute student of Saint Thomas of Aquinas’ philosophies presents basic tenets of the Church before they were severely compromised by modernists.   He explains saying, “When you, brethren, are joined in marriage, when you found a family, you provide the Church of Christ with the natural channel for the transmission of her vitality.   And since this transmission...
Topics: Materialist, inheritance, worldliness, selfishness, birth rates, birth control, charity, marital...
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Jan 29, 2019 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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Father Lord introduces this booklet saying the questions in the booklet are actual questions that were asked of him. They are real problems posed by real parents. Father Lord further states, âThe answers are an effort to combine common sense, the teaching of the Church, my observation of successful parents, and the experience of my own dealings with the children and young people of America. Literature with its shrewd summaries of human experience has some not slight part in my answers....
Topics: Catholic Living, Family life, Parents, Parenthood, Training, Home, Adoption, Heredity, Selfishness,...
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Jan 29, 2019 Unknown
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This booklet describes the martyrdom of several bishops and archbishops of the Church during the 16th, 17th, 18th centuries, a time when there might be only 3 or 4 priests in an entire diocese. A judge at the time stated there was no greater crime than to be a Catholic Priest. One had both arms severed from his body and was dragged and hung. Others were forced to be on the run for years. Others were tortured by whips, bound in chains, and executed in many violent ways. It describes other...
Topics: Creagh, Egan, Geoghegan, Moriarty, O’Brien, Murphy, Black Eagle of the North, Sheehan, White...
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Jan 29, 2019 Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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This exceptional booklet was created from a sermon given by the great Saint Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Order, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church. In it he expounds on the privilege and responsibilities of parenthood as a special vocation from God. He backs up his statements with quotes from Scripture.. Saint Alphonsus Liguori makes two specific points in his text. In the first, how important it is to bring up children in habits of virtue; and, second, the care and diligence a...
Topics: Catholic Living, Parenthood, Parenting, Virtue, Obligation, Education, Vice
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Jan 8, 2019 Reverend Marius McAuliffe, O.J.M.
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Mother Mary Potter founded The Little Company of Mary, an institute of nursing sisters, whose spiritual life would be based on the teaching of Blessed Grignion de Montfort, with a special devotion to the Maternal Heart of Mary compassionating with the Divine Son on Calvary. This logically led to a special zeal for souls in their last agony. Mary faced incredible opposition from the Church and from her family regarding her plans to dedicate herself to the sick and the dying. Because she suffered...
Topics: Mary Potter, Blessed Grignion de Montfort, Little Company of Mary, Blue Veil, Blue Nuns, Holy...
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Dec 31, 2018 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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This booklet enlightens us regarding how truly glorious was Christ's birth and the hope it gave to all mankind--from the shepherds and magi to ourselves and our children.
Topics: Christmas, Shepherds, Magi, Hope, Salvation
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Dec 31, 2018 Unknown
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Saint Cataldus was born in Ireland, but is best known and venerated in Italy. Everywhere he traveled, people flocked to hear him and to see the miracles he performed. He traveled to Jerusalem and loved the solitude of the Holy Land. While there, Cataldus realized he was fulfilling Godâs intent for him. On his return to home, he was shipwrecked off the coast of Italy. On the shore, he asked a child for directions but she didnât understand him. Realizing she could not hear or speak, he restored...
Topics: Saint, Cataldus, Ireland, Italy, Cathal, Miracles, Tarantum, shipwreck, Bishop, “Homilies for...
Dec 15, 2018
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Nov 27, 2018 Walter Jewell
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Why is it so important to tell your âspecial someoneâ that you are a Catholic? This booklet provides many vital answers and much sage advice to help you decide what is correct. Are you willing to expose your Catholic faith to danger? If you marry a non-Catholic, that is what you will be doing. This booklet is presented in the form of a story about a young couple who want to marry. The young man sees no danger in marrying his non-Catholic fiancée. They love each other. He believes he can...
Topics: Dating, Engagement, Catholic Living, Marriage, Non-Catholic, Family, Nuptial Mass, Marriage
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Nov 27, 2018 Unknown
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Sister Rosalie, a devoted Sister of Charity, lived in the worst of Paris slums for most of her adult life. Out of love for the poor, she and six other sisters operated a primary school, a dispensary, and a depot for clothing and linens. They visited the sick and poor in their homes. She opened a free clinic, a school, a pharmacy, an orphanage, a home for the elderly, a childcare center, and a club for young workers. She supervised members of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, who visited...
Topics: Daughter of Charity, Saint, vocation, Paris, Poor, Superior, Saint Vincent de Paul, French...
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Nov 27, 2018 Osmund Thorpe, C.P.
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âThe life of this heroic champion of the Faith is full of lessons for us all, but one stands out in bold reliefâhis unswerving loyalty to the Holy See in time of persecution. In defense of its rights, he suffered six years of exile, and finally gave up his life that a Pope might not die.â â Edmund Thorpe, C.P. Such an incredible sacrifice! We can only hope to have the opportunity to display such loyalty in our lives. He cheerfully prophesied his own death and saw his prophesy fulfilled 40...
Topics: Saint, Passionist, Bishop, Saint Paul of the Cross, Pius VI, Pius VII, Napoleon, persecution, Leo...
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Oct 10, 2018 Reverend George Kelly
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Should Mothers Work? This is an important question for mothers, children, fathers, society, and the church (to name a few). Few true answers fit every family, but this booklet takes on this interesting question and presents a few things for us to consider.
Topics: Work, Mother, Child, Family Living, Catholic Living, Separation, Anxiety, Moonlighting, Fathers
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Oct 3, 2018
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Baltimore Catchism No. 3
Topics: Baltimore Catechism, Traditional Catholic, Father Connell, Confraternity Edition
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Sep 25, 2018 Reverend P. F. Crudden
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There is much folklore about this great saint. Yet, he is not about the wearing of the green and shamrocks. He is about the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls. As the author states, âAny person interested in achieving holiness of life can profit from a study of the holiness of Saint Patrick.â Read this booklet to gain an understanding of this holy man and to ensure you can begin to profit from studying his life.
Topics: Saint Patrick, Ireland, Trinity, The Holy Trinity, “Confession”, “Letter Against...
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Sep 14, 2018 Benedict O’Grady
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âThe story of Saint John of God is one of the glories of the Church of the Counter-Reformation. A loyal son of the Church, he never questioned the teaching authority of the Pope or bishops. He possessed the insight to see his own shortcomings and sought the means to overcome them. He brought glory to the Church at a time when half of Europe became estranged from it. He did this, not by scholarship, preaching, or teaching, but by giving his life totally to following in the footsteps of Christ,...
Topics: Charity, John Cidade, Saint, Compassion, Breakdown, Cruelty, Hospital, Suffering, Hospitality,...
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From the author, "Mothers, fathers, Catholic youth, religious and lay teachers and nurses, and members of every branch of social work, Saint Louise de Marillac is your model. Look to her for inspiration. Put your efforts under her guidance and protection, and pray that your work may resemble hers, especially in thisâthat in all she did for the needy and oppressed she sought only the Glory of Godâand the salvation of souls.â
Topics: Saint Vincent de Paul, Confraternity of Charity, Daughters of Charity, orphan, foundlings
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Aug 27, 2018 Most Rev. W. McNeely, D.D., Lord Bishop of Raphoe
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This booklet explains that the family is Godâs plan for continuation of the human race both on earth and in heaven. Marriage, the sacrament upon which the family is based, is sanctified by God. God entrusted this and the other sacraments to His Church. For her long history, the Church has stayed true to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, in the past many decades, we have seen a lessening of faith and a loss of believers of the true faith. In their rush to follow easier teachings,...
Topics: Catholic Living, parents, marriage, family, home, Catholic ideals
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Aug 27, 2018 Most Rev. E. Mulhern, Lord Bishop of Dromore
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This booklet draws the connection from family life directly to mankindâs eternal destiny in heaven. The family has an obligation to save their children from âthe defilements of an evil Press, which is being used for the dissemination of doctrines subversive not only of the teaching of Christ and His Church, but also of the Natural Law.â Within this e-booklet, Most Rev. E. Mulhern provides a beautiful and convincing case for parental oversight and guidance regarding reading material and...
Topics: Catholic Living, parents, reading, unCatholic, immorality, worldliness, perniciousness, literature,...
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Aug 3, 2018 Reverend Robert Nash, S.J.
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In his third letter, Father Nash uses a chain analogy to help us visualize the links between husbands and wives and their children. He suggests the first link should be one of suitability between two people (husband and wife) and explains how important this requirement is for young people who think they have found a life mate. He follows this discussion with many more including the importance of temperament, interests, background, faith, habits. Father Nash provides these and many other simple...
Topics: Catholic Living, Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Jun 13, 2018 Reverend Robert Nash, S.J.
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In this second letter of three, Father Nash continues to discuss Godâs authority, which God has shared with you. He provides a few examples of parents who do not use their authority at all, and discusses parents who use their authority in a wrong or harmful way. He discusses punishment for wrongdoing, punishment in anger, threats without follow through, punishment for the wrong reasons, enforcing your authority by providing a good example, and not overstressing the âdonâts.â He provides...
Topics: Catholic Living, Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Jun 12, 2018 Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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This is it!! This is the classic Saint Alphonsus Liguori booklet that older Catholics remember from their childhood! Adults remember the familiar rhythm of the prayers at each Station, punctuated with the beautiful âStabat Mater.â Young people and those less familiar with the prayers and verses will certainly come to love this beautiful devotion originally created to emulate the Blessed Virginâs loving and lonely walk, in and around Jerusalem (Golgotha) from station to station in...
Topics: Lent, Cross, Crucifixion, Our Lord, Our Lady, Dolors, suffering, devotion, passion, death
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Jun 12, 2018 Reverend Robert Nash, S.J.
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In this first letter of three, Father Nash explains that God has allowed parents to share in creating a new person, a person with a soul. He further explains that it is the parentsâ responsibility to prepare the child to do the right things to ensure his or her immortal soul can spend eternity with Almighty God. Father Nash goes on to describe specific responsibilities to facilitate success in raising responsible, reverent, and loving Catholic children.
Topics: Catholic Living, Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Jun 7, 2018 Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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From âTHE HISTORY OF HERESIES, AND THEIR REFUTATIONâ; OR, âTHE TRIUMPH OF THE CHURCH.â
Topics: Eucharist, Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Sacrament
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Jun 7, 2018 Unknown
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We owe Louis Pasteur a great debt. Because of his great love of mankind and his kind heart, he worked his entire life to solve the great medical mysteries of his time. He is responsible for sterilization of medical and surgical instruments and vaccination and inoculation procedures to cure cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, and typhoid. Finally, he discovered a preventive for rabies and a cure for patients who contract the deadly disease. This man of faith recognized the truth offered by the Holy...
Topics: Loius Pasteur, Catholic, rabies, cure, preventive, faith, science, hydrophobia, medicine
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Jun 1, 2018 Reverend Edmund Thorpe, C.P.
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Father Barberi was an exceptionally smart youngster. In his youth, he and his thoughts wandered in and out of various secular byways. He dreamed that he was to join the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, which he did as it conformed to his perpetual love for Our Lady. Still, our saint continued to wander secular byways for almost 27 years, not ever committing mortal sins, but, perhaps, simply floating through life with little commitment or seriousness. Dominic finally came to realize that his...
Topics: priest, England, sacrifice, missionary, Passionist
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May 24, 2018 M.J. Egan
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The medal of Our Lady of Graces is more commonly known as the Miraculous Medal. In 1830, Our Lady appeared to Catherine Labouré, a young religious of the Daughters of Charity. Our Lady revealed its design and asked Catherine to see it be struck and distributed throughout the world. During that vision, Our Lady also revealed several prophesies to Catherine. Catherine told Father Aladel about Our Ladyâs request, but he denied her request for over a year, as he did not take Catherine...
Topics: Father Aladel, Saint Catherine Labouré, Miraculous Medal, Our Lady
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May 21, 2018 Reverend F. P. O’Shea, C.SS.R.
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Our Blessed Mother came to Fatima in 1917 to warn us that our immortal souls are in danger. She said that many souls are lost because no one prays to save them. Via three little children, Our Lady explicitly instructed us to sacrifice, do penance, and pray, pray, pray! She personally explained the correct way to say the Rosary. Our Lady asked that Russia be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart and that Communion of Reparation be made on the first Saturday of each month. She said, if these events...
Topics: Fatima, Russia, Immaculate Hearty, Our Lady, Rosary, First Saturday
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May 21, 2018 Unknown
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Father Damien was a brave, dedicated hero. When offered the opportunity to help the lepers on the Hawaiian Islands, he volunteered without hesitation knowing it could ultimately be his death sentence. He accomplished so much in such a small amount of time and made an incredible difference in many lives. He is still honored all over the islands and the world.
Topics: Priest, Sacrifice, Lepers, Molokai, Suffering
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Apr 21, 2018 Reverend J. Ayers, S.D.B.
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Father Therry is credited with first bringing the Catholic faith to Australia in the early 1800’s. Father Therry faced many obstacles in spreading the faith in Australia. Lack of support and intentional blockage from three governors and the Church of England’s local archdeacon eventually resulted in Father Therry being deprived of his official status as Catholic chaplain and seeing his salary suspended. This situation remained unchanged for the next 12 years. He continued to be faced with...
Topics: priest, Australia, sacrifice
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Apr 21, 2018 Right Rev. Monsignor Richard L. Smith
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Saint John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester at 35 years of age, was chaplain to Henry VII’s mother and stood against Henry VIII when our saint declared Catherine of Aragon was the king’s true wife. Further, he declared their marriage could not be dissolved. Saint John Fisher stood his and God’s ground though eventually imprisoned and condemned to die. While Saint John was in prison, Pope Paul III, in hopes it might save the saint’s life, declared him Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. The...
Topics: Saint John Fisher, executed, defender of the Faith, hero, suffering, sacrifice
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Mar 23, 2018 Father Felix, O.M.Cap.
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In the genealogy of Sem, eight descendants are given in direct line with the purpose clearly to lead the narrative on to the ninth - Abraham, the Father of the Hebrew race, the greatest name and the grandest figure in Old Testament history. He holds the narrative from this point (11, 28) until 25, 10, and the history of Abraham and his heirs become the history of Revelation.
Topics: Abraham, Patriarch, Old Testament
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Mar 21, 2018 Unknown
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Saint Dymphna was the daughter of a devout Christian woman and a pagan father. Unfortunately, her mother died when she was in her early teens and her father targeted Dymphna as his next wife. Dymphna fled with help from her mentor, Father Gerebran. Dymphnaâs father eventually found them and tried to persuade Dympha to return home with him. Father Gerebran intervened again trying to save Dymphna from her fatherâs wicked plans. Dymphaâs father had the holy priest killed immediately. With...
Topics: Saint, Help, Support, Advocate, Nervous Disorder, Mental Disorder, Novena, Prayers, Litany,...
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Mar 20, 2018 Unknown
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Saint Rita was known to be destined for God at an early age. Although she constantly made known her desires to join the local convent, her parents facilitated an arranged marriage when she was twelve. Her husband and two sons were taken by God. Free to enter the convent as she had always desired, Rita was initially turned away by the sisters. Soon, however, she was guided into the convent with help from Saint John the Baptist, Saint Augustine, and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. Saint Rita was...
Topics: Saint, Help, Support, Advocate, Augustinian, Charity, Miracle, Novena, Prayers, Litany,...
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Mar 18, 2018 Doris E. Burton
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The Holy Spirit surely loved Edith Stein. He lead her directly into the arms of Our Lord. In her 20âs, Edith was a brilliant Jewish scholar and a colleague of many leading European philosophers. When she was 30, after reading an autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila, she realized (and commented that) what she had read was âthe truth!â Never one to back down from a conviction regarding truth, Edith Stein was baptized into the Catholic Faith a year later. Soon after, and to her motherâs...
Topics: Jew, Faith, Conversion, Cross, Sacrifice, Carmelite, Truth
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Mar 15, 2018 Unknown
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Read about this glorious saint and maybe take away a conviction that, as Saint Benedict promised (upon the warrant of the divine word) that God will raise a soul to perfect charity and it will learn true humility when it walks faithfully in the twelve degrees of humility. He further says that divine love is the sublime reward for that sincere humility.
Topics: Saint Benedict, Abbott, Saint Gregory, Humility, Solitude, Obedience, Prayer
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Feb 26, 2018 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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This booklet is a simple reminder regarding the damage caused by gossip. It is written in the form of a conversation. In it, one of the participants says, âFundamentally, gossiping is a form of murder. Cold and deliberately, a knife is driven into a reputation. Ruthlessly, a character is slain. A fair name is ruined in the eyes of others. In the eyes of mankind, as in the eyes of God, everyone has the same right to his reputation and fair name that he has to his life. Gossip is a sort of...
Topics: Gossip, Sin, Silence, Men, Women, Cruelty, Envy, Jealousy, Slander
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Feb 23, 2018 Reverend Albert Power, S.J.
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This booklet describes how God constantly begs us to come closer to Him and, thus, to enter the gates of Heaven. God tells that he will participate with us and help us be successful in our efforts to live according to His law by offering divine assistance (Divine Grace). The life we lead with the help of His grace is a Supernatural Life. The booklet goes on to describe a Supernatural Life and how to acquire that Supernatural Life. How can we possibly pass this opportunity to learn how to spend...
Topics: God, Heaven, Supernatural Grace, Supernatural Life
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Dec 29, 2017 Unknown
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This booklet contains many little pieces of guidance and advice collected by the author over many years. They are easy to read and simple to apply, where needed. The first section applies to laymen and an added section is for religious.
Topics: Prayer, Guidance, Catholic Living
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Dec 23, 2017 John Claverhouse
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The author presents his proof that we survive death by way of a conversation between two friends.
Topic: Death
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Dec 14, 2017 Donald F. Miller, C.SS.R.
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Describes self-pity and explains situations of sadness that are not self-pity. Provides examples of how self-pity can ruin our relationships in our life. Provides remedies to self-pity. Provides lists of questions to help you identify any inclinations you might have towards self-pity.
Topics: Self-pity, Crucifixion, suffering
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Dec 9, 2017 Reverend Robert Nash, S.J.
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Describes the joys and benefits of the Priesthood.
Topics: Priest, Sacrament, Holy Orders, Vocations
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Nov 10, 2017 Margaret Price
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Rev. Edgar Schmiedeler, O.S.B. provides an introduction to this booklet. In it, he points out the alignment of the booklet text to the five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Further, he states the constant references to events in the life of the Mother of God. The booklet is intended to encourage and console mothers and mothers to be and to provide them a âprofound sense of respect for the high ideals of Christian motherhood.â
Topics: Sacrament, Marriage, Maternity, Pregnancy, Prayer, Blessings, Vocations, Magnificat, Memorare,...
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Nov 8, 2017 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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Father Lord explains the conflicts often faced in mixed marriagesâmarriages between Catholics and non-Catholics. He looks at the life faced by guilty Catholics who give up their faith for their marriage. He explains the requirements Our Mother the Church places on non-Catholics who marry Catholics. Choosing to be in a mixed marriage has many pitfalls and this booklet provides advice to those considering commitment to a mixed marriage.
Topics: Sacrament, Marriage, Conflict, Mixed Marriage
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Nov 8, 2017 Reverand Clement Crock
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This booklet explains why we pray and when we should pray. Seek to pray all the time as prayer will provide you with light for your mind, comfort for your heart, and strength for your will.
Topics: God, First Commandment, Adoration, Prayer, Veneration, Worship
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Nov 7, 2017 Winfred Herbst, S.D.S..
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In most cases, our children are in our homes for such a short time. They imitate you and are greatly influenced by you during those short years. Do not waste the opportunity you have to guide them. This booklet provides guidance to parents regarding the most important aspects required to create the perfect Catholic home.
Topics: parenting, parental delinquency, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Nov 7, 2017 D. G. M. Jackson
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We must apply our adult intelligence to the truths of Faith as well as to the things of this world especially in the age in which we now live. Look again at the tenets that we KNOW. Reconsider them in adult fashion and get a better and deeper grasp of them to help solidify your knowledge of your faith.
Topics: faith, tenets, family life
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Aug 18, 2017 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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Catholicism, Apostolate Speak! Sing! Rediscover the inherent strength and dignity in using your tongue and voice to contribute good in the world! Your voice is a great gift from God. Do not waste it! Do not be a silent Catholic. Defend your faith! It is a great gift. Do not let others berate the Church founded by Our Lord! This booklet serves to reinforce your faith so you can be a stronger soldier of Christ.
Topics: Catholicism, Apostolate
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Aug 10, 2017 Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
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We receive our best and dearest Friend when we receive Holy Communion. The very least we can do is thank Him for His presence and for His friendship. We should welcome Him, tell Him we love Him and that we are grateful for His friendship, and reassure Him that we have put our lives in His hands. This booklet suggests many prayers that can be used to ignite our thoughts and encourage our conversation with God after receiving His Son during Holy Communion.
Topics: Holy Communion, Sacrament, Prayer, Thanksgiving
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Aug 10, 2017 Rev. Doctor L. Rumble, M.S.C.
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This booklet discusses the religious indifference of Catholics who take their faith for granted. It addresses the difference between “being” a Catholic and “living” as a Catholic. It describes the intense joy of converts and nudges "cradle Catholics" to refresh devotion to their faith and to the Church founded by Our Lord. Study your faith! Know your faith! We are responsible to defend our faith to those who attack. If you know your faith, it becomes a simpler matter to...
Topics: Apostolate, Catholicism
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May 24, 2017 Very Reverend Arthur Ryan, D.D., D.Ph.
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The word, “Apostle,” denotes three characteristics—a mission from Christ, direct communication with Christ, and preaching Christ's doctrine. The Apostles' mission was to persevere to the end of time. The authority of Peter and the Apostles was to be handed down from generation to generation until the consummation comes. This booklet was written during the reign of Pope Pius XI. It describes the lineage of the successors to the Apostles. 
Topic: Apostles
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May 3, 2017 Father Robert Nash, S.J.
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Catholics must constantly remind themselves of the magnificent treasure they possess in their Catholic Faith. The object of this booklet is to deepen our spirit of faith by reminding us of the why and the wherefore of what we believe. It helps open avenues of thought to instill pride in our faith and shows us how to answer questions concerning teaching of the Catholic Church.
Topics: Apathy, Catholic Faith, Heritage, Non-Catholics, Intolerance, Dogma, Converts, Apostates, Church...
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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“It is Necessary to be Converted.” Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Conversion
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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“Be Religious or be Damned.” Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely inspired and...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Lost Works,...
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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“The Bad Death.” Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely inspired and we are...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Lost Works, Death
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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“We are Nothing in Ourselves.” Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely inspired...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Lost Works,...
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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“All that You Say Over and Above These is of Evil.” Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Lost Works, Blasphemy
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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Have You Religion in Your Heart." Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Cure d'Ars, Lost Works, Worldliness
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May 3, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely inspired and we are blessed to have access to...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Worldliness, Cure d'Ars
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May 2, 2017 Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
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Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney , T.O.S.F. , is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars," patron saint of priests. He rejoiced in and excelled at every priestly act of service required to watch over and care for his flock. The lives of the saints inspired him and holiness and salvation were the themes of many sermons. He said, “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” He was divinely inspired and we are blessed to have access to...
Topics: Saint, Jean-Marie Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests, Sermon, Sin, Lukewarm Souls, Cure d'Ars
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Apr 27, 2017 Father S. C. D’Arcy, S.J., M.A.
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This booklet, and the first with the same title, address the question, "Why does God permit mental and physical suffering and the moral evil of sin in the world He created?"
Topics: Evil, Love, God, Suffering
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Apr 27, 2017 Father Michael Scott, S.J.
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This booklet and the second with the same title, address the question, "Why does God permit mental and physical suffering and the moral evil of sin in the world He created?"  
Topics: Evil, Love, God, Suffering
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Apr 24, 2017 Right Reverend J. S. Vaughan
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Discusses the seriousness of venial sins and how they disfigure our immortal souls and deprive us of God's special favors. No matter how many venial sins we have staining our soul, they do not add up to even one mortal sin and God will still remains steadfast in loving us.
Topics: Sin, Venial Sin, Mortal Sin, God, Love
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Apr 21, 2017 Reverand Doctor L. Rumble, M.S.C.
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Discusses Catholics who are lukewarm, fallen away, or disinterested in their faith.
Topics: Religious Indifference, Converts, Unbelievers, Fallen Catholics, Study, Prayer
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Apr 17, 2017 Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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(From the writings of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, adapted by D. MacKinnon, C.SS.R.)
Topics: God, Prayer, Love, TALK!, Visualize
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Apr 13, 2017 Father Francis L. Filas, S.J.
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Instructs us regarding biblical and liturgical references.
Topics: Holy Family, Mother, Father, Jesus, Family Life, Examples
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Apr 13, 2017 Francis L. Filas, S.J.
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Instructs us regarding biblical and liturgical references.
Topics: Holy Family, Mother, Father, Jesus, Family Life, Examples
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Apr 13, 2017 Father Raoul Plus, S.J.
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Ensuring your home reflects the intentions of Our Lord. (Part 4)
Topics: Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Apr 13, 2017 Father Raoul Plus, S.J.
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Ensuring your home reflects the intentions of Our Lord. (Part 3)
Topics: Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Apr 13, 2017 Father Raoul Plus, S.J.
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Ensuring your home reflects the intentions of Our Lord. (Part 2)
Topics: Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Jan 20, 2017 Father Raoul Plus, S.J.
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Ensuring your home reflects the intentions of Our Lord. (Part 1)
Topics: Christ, Our Lord, Home, Family, Children, Mother, Father
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Jan 6, 2017 Donald F. Miller, C.SS.R
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This booklet considers various ways anger is expressed and the remedies to be applied. Self-examination questions are provided.
Topic: Anger
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Dec 29, 2016 Robert Nash, S.J.
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Describes the relationship of Jesus with Simon-Peter and with Judas.
Topics: Simon-Peter, Our Lord, Judas
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Dec 22, 2016 Father Clement Beck, S.V.D.
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This little book is written in her honor, the Mother of Christ and our own .
Topics: Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, Mother
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Dec 16, 2016 Father Felix, O.M.Cap., L.S.S.
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H istory of Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's twelve sons who founded the twelve tribes of Israel.
Topics: Old Testament, Jacob, Joseph, Patriarchs
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Dec 10, 2016 Reverend James Cunningham, C.S.P.
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This booklet teaches us to see what is truly important in life.
Topics: Life, Happiness, Suffering, God, Hope, Loneliness, Prayer
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Dec 2, 2016 Unknown
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Explains and proves the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Topics: Immaculate Conception, Our Lady
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Nov 25, 2016 Niall Brennan
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Explains how the Devil operates, how sinister he is, and how easily he lead us into temptation.
Topics: Devil, Temptation, Sin, Free Will
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Nov 15, 2016 Monsignor John T. McMahon, M.A., Ph.D.Monsignor John T. McMahon, M.A., Ph.D.
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Meditation - Thinking In the Heart
Topic: Meditation
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Nov 14, 2016 Father M. A. Ricaud, O.P.
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Why Apparitions
Topic: Apparitions
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Nov 14, 2016 D. F. Miller, C.SS.R.
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What a Mother Must Be
Topics: Motherhood Mary, Blessed Virgin
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Nov 14, 2016 Saint Alphonsus Luigi
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Importance of Silence
Topics: Silence, Virtues, Saint Alphonsus Luigi
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Nov 14, 2016 Reverend A. Power, S.J.
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Saint Therese of Lisieux
Topics: Saint, Love
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Nov 14, 2016 Unknown
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Saint Philomena
Topics: Saint, Novena
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Nov 14, 2016 Father Raleigh Addington
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Saint Philip Neri
Topics: Saint, Priest, Miracles
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Nov 14, 2016 Robert Nash, S.J.
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Saint Paul, The Fighting Man
Topics: Saint, Apostle